Donald, George RSA

Elected to RSW 1976

Artists Statement

For me painting represents a poetic means of revisiting and exploring often overpowering visions and dreams. I find the succulence and brilliance of waterbased paints, their immediacy and ability to combine successfully with collage, offers the flexibility I seek.


Art education - Edinburgh College of Art, Hornsey College of Art, London. Masters Degree, Edinburgh University. Became a printmaker, painter and teacher (especially drawing and anatomy) and Visiting Professor in art schools in over 16 countries. Frequent visitor to India, Japan, South East Asia and USA. Retired Director of Summer School, Edinburgh College of Art and currently Visiting Professor, Art Department, University of Central Florida.


2006 - Scottish Arts Club Award, RSW
1991 - David Muirhead Fund Purchase, RSA
1987 - Cargill Award, RGI
1983 - May Marshall Brown, RSW
1973, 1981 - Scottish Arts Council
1973, 2003 - Guthrie Award, RSA

Selected Exhibitions

2002, 2005 - New Paintings (Solo) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 - Scottish Art 1976 - 1989, McManus Gallery, Dundee
1999 - Fundacio Miro, Mallorca, Spain
1998 - Kali's Room (Solo) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1994 - Nine Translations from the Chinese, Edinburgh Print Workshop
1993 - Critics Choice, National Gallery, Scotland
1992 - New Works (Solo), Christopher Hull Gallery, London
1990 - New Paintings from China, (Solo) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1990 - From The Edge UK/France (Solo Touring Exhibition
1990 - 100 Years of Scottish Printmaking, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

Public Collections

University of Edinburgh
Scottish Arts Council
Royal Scottish Academy
Edinburgh City Council
Aberdeen City Council
Tayside Regional Council
Strathclyde Regional Council
Leeds City Council
Essex County Council
Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Nuffield Foundation
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
Bank of Scotland
National Library of Scotland
Art in Hosipitals
Fundacio Miro, Palma de Mallorca

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